We put our house on the market today (Friday).
So far, so good. We had 8 showings and 5 are scheduled for tomorrow already. What a whirlwind of a day, especially since we thought it wouldn’t be listed until this evening at the earliest and planned to get some last minute things done today. Yet, the phone started ringing for showings at 9am! Panic! We did the fastest cleaning ever and had no time to do any more all day due to more showings.
There is talk of at least four offers so far, but nothing is in writing yet.
Why? Well, my husband got a job offer in Austin (from contract to perm which requires a move). We are waiting on the final paperwork, but wanted to get the house stuff rolling in the meantime. We didn’t expect this much movement this fast, but we are grateful. We will be losing money on the house, as it’s priced at our rock bottom, but perhaps buyer’s will offer over the asking price and helps us lose a little less.
They want us there as soon as possible, but there is no set date yet. So, we’ll see how all of this pans out! We have to wait for the job offer to be in writing before accepting an offer, of course. We hope that will come in the next few days and will be what we expect…
There are mixed feelings. Our family is in TX, yet Austin housing is more expensive than Phoenix housing. We LOVE our house, so we hate to leave it. We had planned to be here for a very long time. But, I guess things come up, like job offers. We feel it’s the right move, should everything work out. But, I still find myself a little uncharacteristically nervous as it was something that we hadn’t planned for or searched out. It just happened. We love so much about Phoenix – like the amazing winters that hover around 70 degrees and the reliable sunshine.
Well, here’s to something new! If you know of anyone looking in north Phoenix, send them out!
Here are a few shots that are on the mls listing.
Gorgeous home. Priced to sell!! Well maintained. Saltwater pool (new chlorinator), 18 inch tile flooring, fireplace, 4 bedrooms and an office, .38 acres, sprinkler system in yard, water softener, built ins in office, huge extended laundry room, gourmet kitchen, private backyard, backs to wash, whole house hvac filtration system, surround sound in family room, 4 ft extended garage, rv gate, backyard is east facing for shade, granite counters, separate thermostat for downstairs guest bedroom, large bedrooms… Not a short sale or foreclosure.
We will miss the beautiful sun rises and sets.
Wish us luck and let me know if you know of anyone who may be interested! And, please forgive me if I am a little preoccupied for a bit…